Hublot was established in 1980 by Carlo Crocco. Coming from a family of watchmakers and as the assumed heir to the Binda Group at the time, Crocco made the decision to separate from the family business at just 32 years old in pursuit of starting his own watch brand. Shortly after going solo, he established his manufacturing company in Switzerland, and designed his first watch incorporating a band uniquely crafted of rubber, which was featured in the Baselworld watch fair and was well-received by watch enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. Today the brand continues to embrace unconventional design elements, delivering sporty, sleek, and luxurious watches. The introduction to the “Big Bang” watch in the mid-2000s, which embraced oversized designs, granted Hublot the authority and presence in the luxury watch industry as we know it today.